Brazil defender Thiago Silva is regarded as one of the best centre backs in the world. He only recently moved to French club PSG in a world record transfer fee – for the defender – of £ 35 million. He has now been linked with a move to Spanish football with Catalan club Barcelona heavily interested in securing his services. Thiago Silva’s agent has done nothing to quash rumours by admitting that his client would be happy to play for a club like Barcelona. However, he has said that the potential transfer will prove true only Barcelona come with a concrete offer.
Such a transfer would be disastrous for the image of PSG after the only recently lost manager Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid. They have been looking to sign players like Napoli’s Edinson Cavani in order to make a statement of intent. Silva’s agent has also praised the Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova by saying that he is one of the best in the world. Barcelona failed to win the Champions League last season, but they lifted the league title from the clutches of Real Madrid.
One of the main reasons for Barcelona’s failures last season was the lack of depth and strength in the central defence.
“Tito is an excellent coach, and someone I really admire. After the game in the Champions League we had a brief chat and he asked me to go and play for his side. There are no negotiations. In football you never know what’s going to happen, but I’m happy at PSG, I’m very relaxed there. I speak with the president nearly every day and it’ll be very difficult for me to leave,” said the defender’s agent.
Silva played against Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season and he almost knocked them out.